The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 20,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.
One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.
The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. “Competition only” equipment is not permitted in this sport.
Courses fall into two categories: Self-defense scenarios or Standard exercises.
The self-defense scenarios are simulations of actual or possible “real world” confrontations. These scenarios typically require shots from 3 - 20 yards and often require the shooter to change firing points and shoot from awkward positions.
Standard exercises do not attempt to simulate a potential threat situation but are designed to test specific shooting and gun handling skills.
IDPA matches offer diversity and truly test both accuracy and speed. Physical condition has very little to do with your performance in an IDPA match.
Fowlers Home on the Range will be hosting IDPA practice sessions the first Saturday of every month.
These will start @ 10AM and run until Noon.
They will cost $10 for non-members, $8 for standard members and $5 for gold members.
These session are open to the public.
Please bring eye and ear protection and 100-200 rounds of ammo (All these items also avalible for purchase in the store).